Coming at you this Week

A few different events going on this week-

I guess the “biggest” for a few different reasons would be the Sri Chinmoy Self Transcendence Ultra Trio- 100km, 50km, 50 mile (80.5km) and 100km teams event which is on Sunday the 6th May. It also incorporates the Athletics New Zealand National 100km Championships, and from what I have heard should have a pretty solid field. Leading the charge will be Marty Lukes looking for yet another ANZ title.  BCR will be reporting live from Hagley Park in Christchurch from 7am, covering the ANZ 100km champs! Check in later this week for the link.

On Saturday in the Central North Island Total Sport is running the T42 Central Plateau Trail Run, with marathon, 24K, 11K, 6.5K distances. We hope to catch up with a few of the likely front runners this week for our CoverItLive page.

Way up in Northland, held in Waipoua Forest, the Tane Mahuta Fun Run  20K and 12K is going on- we would love to hear from anyone that is planing on running this one.

Flash new look for BCR! As you can no doubt tell (well I sure hope you can see the difference!) we have given the Backcountry Runner web site a wee make over. This really is a work in progress, so please bear with us over the next week or so. I was going to wait until the site was completely ready and I was 100% happy with it, but I am pretty excited about getting it up and live, so couldn’t wait. It also means I can hopefully get a little feed back from all of you that visit BCR. After, it does not matter how cool I think the site is if you guys don’t like it and don’t visit. Feel free to let us know what you think. A big thanks to Paul Petch for working on this project for us. Turns out the guy that took all those amazing photos from the Salomon Running Taranaki trip, Tarawera Ultra and Northburn 100 mile is also pretty handy at web design.

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  1. looking good Grant,keep it coming.

  2. Site’s coming along nicely with the new look

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